Hynix Creates Fastest 185MHz 512Mb Mobile DDR SDRAM with ECC

Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (‘Hynix’ or ‘the Company’) announced it has developed the industry’s fastest 185MHz 512Megabit mobile DDR SDRAM with ECC (Error Correction Code). The built in ECC, similar to that used in NAND Flash, ensures data integrity while reducing current consumption by almost 50%.

At 185MHz clock speed, the fastest in the industry, a throughput of up to 1.5Gbytes of data per second can be attained with a 32-bit I/O. The ECC feature in this product allows for the extension of the refresh interval which in turn significantly reduces power consumption. Additionally, the 512Mb ECC Mobile DDR offers the traditional low power features necessary for a wide range of mobile applications. These features include reduced power supply voltage, temperature compensated self refresh (TCSR), partial array self refresh (PASR), and deep power down (DPD) modes.

Hynix 185MHz 512Mb Mobile DDR SDRAM with Error Correction CodeHynix’s 512Mb ECC mobile DDR is manufactured on the Company’s leading edge 80nm process technology and is offered in JEDEC standard pin-out and packages.

Mr. Kim Yong Tark, Hynix VP of Mobile Division says, “As handheld products such as mobile phones require higher density memory components, the current consumption of mobile DRAMs has become a very critical issue for OEMs. Hynix’s ECC mobile DDR meets the system designers’ need for high density, data integrity and very low power consumption extending battery life.”

Hynix plans to assemble the 512Mb ECC mobile DDR with NAND flash and offer a multi-chip package (MCP) or a package-on-package (POP) stack.

Mass production of the products is slated to begin at the second half of 2007, with samples scheduled for early third quarter. Preliminary technical specification is available upon request.

About Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (HSI) of Icheon, Korea, is the world’s top tier memory semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (“DRAMs”) and Flash memory chips to a wide range of established international customers. The Company’s shares are traded on the Korea Stock Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange.